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One of my "dance shows" yields a gem. In this case, an old song I hadn't heard since college. I wore it out... Joni Mitchell's "A Case of You". Lyrically and musically, it is magic in my eyes. Joni played dulcimer with this song. It was a little too esoteric for me -- my LP was a duet with her singing and playing with James Taylor, who played acoustic and didn't sing at all.
I rediscovered it tonight; Diana Krall's version (KD Lang and Tori Amos have also taken their turns). I think I love it more today, rediscovered, than I did so long ago.
Oh I am a lonely painter
I live in a box of paintsI
'm frightened by the devil
And drawn to those who ain't afraid
I remember when you told me
"Love is touching souls"
Surely you touched mine
Part of you pours out of me
In these lines from time to time
You are in my blood
like holy wine
You taste so bitter and you taste so sweet
Oh I could drink a case of you
I could drink a case of you darling
Still I'd be on my feet
I'd still be on my feet